Adult Dyscalculia

An often-forgotten category of people with dyscalculia are the adults, so we dedicated a separate webpage to them

We hear more and more signs from adults who are looking to get closure on their questions about why math has been so difficult for them. Mostly they have dyscalculia but it has never been recognized, assessed or remediated.

As adults have other needs, we have created a video series called “Math In Real Life” a video series for people of 18 to 80 with no difficult formulas or factoring polynomials but rather short videos with explanations on how to use math in everyday situations.

From giving tip and change in a restaurant to adjusting a recipe in the kitchen, choosing a mortgage or cell phone contract or even working in the garden. Math is everywhere around us and these adults are very aware of it so we have no less than 37 videos to help them review the basic operations in various ways and apply some easy math to feel more confident in real life.

Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test (MDST)

The complete online Math and Dyscalculia Screener Test has 15 parts, but no one will complete all 15 parts. Depending on your age and grade you will complete a maximum of 14 or a minimum of 8 parts of the online Math and Dyscalculia Screener Test. As the system is dynamic, there is no indication of how many parts you have completed and how many you still need to do.

The Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test (MDST) is an interactive computerized assessment that combines Number Sense and Math Achievement. The complexity of questions keeps increasing, when students do well and easier questions are provided, when a student has several mistakes in a row. The average response time on a general reaction test (slow processing or fast processing) is compared with answering times on the various components. It gives an initial result based on the grade placement entered at the start of the screening.

The modules include:

·        A baseline reaction time Approximate number sense

·        Dice test Picture comparison

·        Skip count Missing numbers

·       Number line Block test

·        Visualizing area Visualizing fractions

·        Calculations with: Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions,  Percent, Decimals, and Exponents

Math Assessment Reasoning and Strategy

Via we run the The Math Assessment Reasoning and Strategy system (MARS for short). It is a free and organized way to interview students and find out what reasoning capabilities and skills they have already developed and what strategies they use.

Often students are assessed based upon the number of right and wrong answers they give but not enough attention is given to the strategies and reasoning they use and how to develop that.

With the MARS system you can interview the student and then run their responses through the system that will generate a document detailing where the student is at this moment, what is to be expected as the next stage and a number of suggestions to get the student there.

Dyscalculia Screener

Many people do not know where their math troubles are coming from. Also, many people do not know if the grade that their child is in, is the right one for them. To provide easy access to screeners that will try to answer those questions, we developed the place where you can get free or low-cost screeners to find out if there would be a reason to dig deeper and get a full-blown assessment done.